World House Series
The Humanities Council of Washington, DC established its World House Series to focus Washington, D.C. residents' attention on the important cultural and historical intersections that exist between their city and the international community. The program is inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.'s concept of a 'World House' shared by all citizens of the world, each charged with the responsibility of protecting it, and making it a better place to live.
The World House Series brings together scholars who present on topics of international impact and scope. This unique program showcases Washington, DC's status as both a national capital, and international city. The series typically addresses concerns that affect urban areas around the globe, that can also be contextualized for a DC audience.
For 2010, the World House Series will focus on global climate change, the environmental movement, and their impact on Washington, DC. The programs will include:
Local Solutions to a Global Challenge - Envisioning a Sustainable District
Monday, November 8th, 6:30 PM
Capital Skyline Hotel, 10 Eye Street, SW
Arrive via Metro: Navy Yard Station
A Moral Dilemma - Is Going Green a Choice Between Right and Wrong?
Wednesday, November 10th, 6:30 PM
THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Arrive via Metro: Southern Avenue Station
Caring for the World House - A Shared Responsibility as Citizens and a Community
Thursday, November 11th, 6:00 PM
Bangladesh Embassy, 3510 International Drive, NW
Arrive via Metro: Van Ness-UDC Station
Green is the New Black - Eco-consciousness is in Style
Monday, November 15th, 6:30 PM
Ray's the Steaks at East River, 3905 Dix Street, NE
Arrive via Metro: Minnesota Avenue Station